This soul care blessing is outfitted
in the overalls of exhortation,
an urging that persuades two
to excavate as one.
This blessing will empower and
excavate the jewels of union,
a sacred collaboration.
Laying down the excavation lines
and center lines on the ground
of the heart before the work begins.
Its treasures will be worth the dig.
This dig will not only excavate the many
layers of shalom and joint ideas, it will
carefully remove the dusty excess of
self-reliance and self-preservation
in order to find many, deeply
buried noble remains.
In the trenches, bless the remains
of holy community, the remains
of solidarity, the remains
of humility, the remains
of we and us.
LORD, bless the soul,
soul, bless the LORD.
All of the discoveries of this heavenly
earthwork will mark boundaries,
survey the ground level and the top level.
This soul care blessing anticipates
the mess of the dig. Layer by layer,
this blessing delights to unearth
heaven's treasure in jars of clay
to reveal that this all-surpassing
power is from God and not from ourselves.
What a holy and honorable collaboration.
(Inspired by 2 Corinthians 4:7 and the fascinating world of excavating)
May this soul care blessing usher you into an all-is-grace week and shape a perspective of abundance in the unfamiliar and familiar places that you'll navigate with Jesus all week long, moment by moment.
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